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Old 05-19-2019, 10:45 PM   #1
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Scare/porch light

Mine does not work but ďassumeĒ itís just a burned out bulb.

The lens has three screws which appear to hold the unit into the trailer and provide access. The previous owner must have siliconed the lens. Is as simple as cutting the silicone out and unscrewing?

I ask as the entire unit is held in with rivets.


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Old 05-20-2019, 07:27 AM   #2
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The three screws will allow you to carefully pry the lens out of the housing. You will find your basic automotive 12vdc socket holding a series 1141 bulb behind it. Hopefully, a new bulb is all you need and you can find them cheap at the auto parts store (or, you can get fancy and go LED.

Personally, I did not seal the lens to the housing when I installed the lamp last time. So far, no water intrusion.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:23 AM   #3
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I recently replaced my bulb and after taking out the 3 screws the lens came out and so did the foam gasket, but the gasket came out in pieces. I couldn't find anyone that sold the gasket so I got some rubber gasket material and made one of my own. I replaced the bulb with an LED. The lens is fashioned so that any condensation can drip out of the bottom, it's open there, no gasket.

I bought this and used the lens as a guide. The rubber is supposed to last a long time.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:01 AM   #4
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LED4RV sells a nice, self-contained LED scare light that is all one, sealed assembly of lens, and LEDs. Simply plug it into the existing socket and screw it back in. And since it is sealed, no water or tiny bugs can get into the assembly and stain the lens. Note it is more expensive than a replacement bulb, but will likely last decades.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:08 PM   #5
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The "Scare light" did not work either on our '76 Argosy. Upon tracing it back (read, replaced lamp and then socket) I found the voltage feeding the switch was less than 12V. I traced it back, as far as I could, finding no loose or corroding connection. I ended up splicing the lead for the door light...Works!
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:39 PM   #6
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Thanks all. Iíll let you know how it goes.
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